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Sustainability stories

Sustainability initiatives
Share life – donate blood

Give blood, give love, save lives

DKSH Cambodia took the opportunity of St. Valentine’s Day to give a very special gift to the Cambodian people by donating blood for those who are in need of it. Under the motto “give blood, give love, save lives”, the event was held at DKSH’s office in Phnom Penh in the presence of the DKSH Cambodia management team, many employees and Vong Yokly, Deputy of the National Blood Transfusion Center, who commented: “We truly appreciate DKSH for their support in our blood donation campaign, to show love and save lives.”

Supporting our local communities this Christmas

Supporting our local communities this Christmas

DKSH has a strong commitment to the local communities we operate in. This is an integral part of our business and a key component of our approach to sustainability. We are delighted to share some of the Christmas related sustainability activities our colleagues across the Group have organized to support our local communities and spread some festive cheer.

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DKSH Taiwan helps disadvantaged children and families with Christmas donation initiative

DKSH Taiwan helps disadvantaged children and families with Christmas donation initiative

For the eighth consecutive year, DKSH Taiwan collaborated with the Chinese Christian Relief Association on the “Christmas shoebox initiative”. Employees collected Christmas gift donations for children from economically disadvantaged families in Taiwan and organized a volunteer session to wrap the gifts. The 500 joyful volunteers made sure to spread the Christmas spirit.

DKSH supports Donggala-Palu victims in Indonesia

DKSH supports Donggala-Palu victims in Indonesia

DKSH Indonesia has gathered donations from employees and affiliated companies around the country to support the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Donggala and Palu, Central Celebes which took place in September. Stefan P. Butz, CEO, commented, “Our thoughts and feelings are with all the people in Indonesia who lost their lives or were injured, and their families. It is a shock for us to see the severe damages that this incident caused. We hope that our contributions can help to reduce the burden of suffering for the victims in the affected areas.”

DKSH spreads cheer to disadvantaged families in Singapore

DKSH spreads cheer to disadvantaged families in Singapore

Over 60 DKSH Singapore employees volunteered in an initiative run by Beyond Social Services, a charity dedicated to helping children and youth from less privileged backgrounds. The volunteers spent an afternoon packing and distributing food to disadvantaged, low-income families. As a company deeply rooted in the communities where we work, we strive to contribute to supporting economic and social progress where we are active.

Volunteering for marine turtle conservation in Malaysia

Volunteering for marine turtle conservation in Malaysia

DKSH employees volunteered in WWF Malaysia’s marine turtle nesting monitoring program in Melaka in support of hawksbill turtles, a critically endangered marine turtle species in Malaysia. “Out of the seven marine turtle species in the world, only four species come to our shores to nest, and they are critically endangered because of human activities, predators and global warming. We are happy to support WWF Malaysia in its environment-conscious initiatives with the hopes to raise awareness of the magnificent marine turtles in Malaysia,” McLaren commented.

Raising awareness for wildlife conservation in Malaysia

Raising awareness for wildlife conservation in Malaysia

DKSH strives to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and to do so regularly conducts events to raise our colleagues’ awareness for wildlife conservation. In Malaysia, we partnered with WWF and some team members spent a few days in the wilderness of the Ulu Muda forest in Northwestern Malaysia. They left Ulu Muda with a fresh respect for this beautiful rainforest and its native inhabitants as well as a new vigor to spread awareness of the importance of wildlife and forest conservation.

DKSH publishes first GRI Report on sustainability

DKSH publishes first GRI Report on sustainability

DKSH has presented its first report based on the internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative guidelines (GRI). The report was presented by DKSH CEO Stefan P. Butz to the public in Bangkok on October 18, 2018.

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School bus

Donating school bus to children in India

DKSH donated a new school bus to the pre-primary children with special needs from the Swami Brahmanand Pratisththan center in India. “We are immensely thankful to DKSH for donating the school bus which has brought cheer and joy in the lives of the children with special needs and their families. This support means a lot to our institute”, stated Shirish Poojaari, Founder of Seabird Centre, Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan.

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Sustainability initiative in Myanmar

Engaging with children in Myanmar

In Myanmar, DKSH employees demonstrated their engagement to their local community by taking part in a day trip to the Witharkhar orphanage. This nunnery school looks after orphans and provides them, as well as other children in the local area, with a monastic education. 40 employees volunteered to organize this special day for nearly 100 children. The activities emphasized the importance of education and environmental topics. It was a special day for all involved.

DKSH supports Right to Play

Empowering children through play in Thailand

Together with our long-term partner, Right To Play, DKSH Thailand organized a series of “Play Days” in local schools, as well as a Charity Day in Bangkok in 2017. Over 50 DKSH specialists participated in various locations and through playing games, helped more than 300 disadvantaged children learn about the importance of collaboration, managing emotions, setting goals and other life skills. They were special days for all involved.

Sustainability awards
Palms

Winning reduction of CO2 emissions in Vietnam

DKSH Vietnam uses co-processing, one of the most socially and environmentally responsible methods for disposing of healthcare-related waste. This process substantially reduces CO2 emissions and results in zero ash disposal. We are proud to have won an award from INSEE Ecocycle, a leading waste management company in Vietnam, recognizing our achievement in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 82 tCO2e in 2016.

Hands shaking

Gold Ecovadis rating in France

Gold Ecovadis rating in France DKSH France participated in a CSR rating process by Ecovadis. We were awarded with a gold rating and scored above industry-average in all four main categories: environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. We are especially proud of achieving a strong rating for our labor and fair business practices, confirming our systematically compliant behavior across our business.